Connecticut River Watershed to share in $10M grant
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Connecticut River Watershed is sharing in a $10 million USDA grant for farmers and communities to improve soil health and conserve land for wildlife habitat and recreation.
The total grant is going to the Long Island Sound Watershed, which includes the Connecticut River Watershed. The river contributes over 70 percent of the fresh water to the Long Island Sound.
The $10 million grant will be matched dollar-for-dollar by other state, local, and private funding sources for numerous conservation projects throughout New Hampshire and New England.
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster announced the grant Friday.
“I know that this grant will help not only the health of Long Island Sound, but also the quality of our water and environment in New Hampshire,” she said.
The grant will be shared by partners in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.